Definition of psychogeriatrics in English:
plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of health care concerned with mental illness and disturbance in elderly people, particularly those who have suffered distress as a result of moving into an institution.
- I really do see Psychogeriatrics as an area of specialist practice that spans both mental health and aged care but currently attracts support from neither.
- Each old person has their own view on the value of autonomy and on the approach of death, and there is an ethical dimension to most management decisions in psychogeriatrics.
- Example sentences
- They found no efficacy differences among psychogeriatric case management, general practitioners with psychogeriatric consultation and standard care in managing 86 residents with dementia with depression, psychosis or both.
- Nilsson et al found increased plasma homocysteine along with decreased serum folate, B12, and creatinine levels in 69 percent of demented and non-demented psychogeriatric patients.
- We retrospectively reanalysed data from our single blind, randomised and controlled study of early identification of depression and pragmatic intervention by psychogeriatric consultation.
- Example sentences
- Alan Bennett's diary entry about the diagnosis of Iris Murdoch's Alzheimer's, reminded me of a psychogeriatrician's comment in the late 1980s.
- The call to the psychogeriatrician is often the signal that a cherished relationship has undergone an irrevocable change and that a new order has taken its place as the prelude to an unwelcome full independence.
- As the patients' psychogeriatrician I assessed their fitness for discharge.
Definition of psychogeriatrics in:
- British & World English dictionary
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